How to format 500gb external HDD

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vinu - Jul 7, 2012 at 06:07 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jul 7, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Hello,
Hi, how to format my 500gb external HDD.also at the same time i need the data in the harddrive....plz help me


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jul 7, 2012 at 06:40 PM
You can NOT format the drive and retain the data.
The OS reports the drive needs to be formatted when it can't read it. If the drive is broken then it sometimes gives you the message that it needs to be formatted.

You might dry some of the trial versions of online recovery software.

Good Luck
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